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Takara Stanley is a clinician in the MGHfC Pediatric Endocrine Unit and a clinical investigator in the Pediatric Endocrine Unit and MGH Program in Nutritional Metabolism. Her research interests include nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hormonal perturbations associated with obesity, and metabolic effects of growth hormone, She directs the pediatric endocrine training program at MGHfC.
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Takara Stanley, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist with particular interests in neuroendocrinology, metabolism, and obesity. She completed pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) in 2006, and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at MGHfC in 2009. She directs the pediatric endocrine fellowship training program at MGHfC. She is active in the Pediatric Endocrine Society, for which she currently chairs the Drug and Therapeutics committee.
Dr. Stanley is active in clinical research investigating hormonal, metabolic, and body composition abnormalities in obesity and HIV-infection, as well as the relationship between growth hormone dynamics and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). She also has a strong interest in characterizing the endocrine and metabolic characteristics of individuals with Williams Syndrome.
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My general research interest is the interrelationship between body fat distribution, pituitary hormone dynamics, and metabolic abnormalities such as insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). As a member of the MGH Program in Nutritional Metabolism, I have worked primarily on clinical research investigating abnormalities in growth hormone dynamics resulting from states of visceral obesity, and the relationship of altered growth hormone to NAFLD and other cardiometabolic abnormalities that accompany obesity. I have also done work investigating endocrine and metabolic features of Williams Syndrome. Learn more about research at the Pediatric Endocrine Program and Diabetes Center.
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A focus on the positive is the mindset behind a new coaching program in the Pediatric Residency and Fellowship programs at MGHfC. The coaching program aims to maximize the experiences of interns, residents and fellows by pairing them with providers who coach trainees on personal and professional goals.
The third-annual Family-Centered Grand Rounds, “The A Team— Building an Effective Healthcare Team,” honed in on the importance of team communication in care.
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